In 2014-2015, PWYP Norway organized the fourth round of the capacity building programme TRACE (Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries). The TRACE-programme 2014-2015 aimed at increasing the capacity of civil society in four resource rich countries in Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala.
In 2013-2014, PWYP Norway delivered the third round of its TRACE programme. This round of the programme aimed at increasing the capacity of civil society in six resource-rich countries in Africa, namely Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The countries were grouped based on geographic and linguistic factors, to allow both for regional network creation and for learning and sharing in a common language.
Module 1 of the programme was held in Oslo, Norway, on 18-28 November 2013.
Module 2 was held Kampala, Uganda, on 7-9 April 2014.
In 2008-2009, TRACE was offered in Africa for English speaking participants with 27 civil society representatives from seven countries taking part and forming a vibrant regional network across both countries and different civil society actors (NGOs, workers’ unions and the media).
Countries represented: Ghana, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia
The second round of the TRACE programme was concluded in October 2011. 17 participants from three Latin-American countries successfully completed the programme, representing a variety of civil society organisations (NGOs, workers’ unions and the media) working for transparency and accountability in the extractive industries.